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Trip Report The Peabody Papers: Paris 2017

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When I found cheap air (JFK to CDG, $398 RT pp) last spring, I sprung, choosing early September. We stayed at the Hotel Claude Bernard in the Fifth. The location was convenient for Metro and bus, there are plenty of nearby shops and restaurants, and the facilities and price were right. This was Mrs. P and my seventh Paris visit, so we knew what we wanted to do.

We bought 6 day museum passes and used them to the fullest. Tentative plans for daytrips to nearby chateaux were scotched by a 10 day lousy weather period with only 2 half days of sun. We did a lot of eating and walking and our fill of shopping, so had a good time.

The museum pass gets pretty cheap per day after the first 2 days. We visited the Picasso Museum, some of which was closed, the Jewish History Museum nearby, The Rodin Museum, the Quai de Branly, the Pompidou (half closed), the Orangerie, the Pantheon, the Louvre (Egyptian and antiquities only) , the Orsay, Cluny Middle Ages (half closed), on the pass. It was a joy to flash our passes and join the short line at each place. Bought the pass at Cluny, a short walk from the hotel and no line.

More in next segment.


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